Privacy Help

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by micro1234, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. micro1234

    micro1234 Addicted to LI Member

    I just installed Tomato 1.21 and really like it, however, I noticed that the 'QOS View Details' tab keeps track of all websites visited. How can I clear this browsing history so I can have some privacy from others in my household (who have access to the Tomato GUI).

    Rebooting/Shutting down doesn't do it. And clearing the NVRAM requires me to reconfigure the router settings. What can I do?
  2. der_Kief

    der_Kief Super Moderator Staff Member Member


    either you have to restrict access to the GUi for the others or you have to live with it ! Maybe some of the "modders" have a workaround :)

  3. fyellin

    fyellin LI Guru Member

    I believe that page gets its data from /proc/net/ip_conntrack. I don't know what the safest way is to clear that file, since it appears that the OS is writing to it.
  4. ifican

    ifican Network Guru Member

    The easiest way is to stop going to pages you dont want to get caught going too. At least until you are in a situation that you have greater control, or just dont care anymore. And if you really want to be paranoid about it there is no privacy online, there is always a record of all your web surfing habits.
  5. micro1234

    micro1234 Addicted to LI Member

    Browsing Privacy

    To ifican: Of course that's "the easiest way", but obviously that isn't an acceptable solution or I wouldn't have even posted the question.

    Let's just say that my girlfriend and I are both IT professionals. She would like access to the Tomato GUI, too. Maybe I want to shop for an engagement ring from the comfort of my home without having the surprise blown by the 'QOS View Details' logs. It should have been designed with the option to disable it, or at least with a way to clear it.

    Fyellin: This is excellent info. Does anyone else know how I can clear this log file?

    Thanks in advance!
  6. fyellin

    fyellin LI Guru Member

    I confess, when I originally read the query, the original thought that went through my head was some teenager trying to hide porn viewing from the parents. Then I realized that this could just as easily be someone wanting to secretly buying a present, a teenager seeking medical information that s/he's scared to discuss, or countless other things.

    But ifcan is right. If you really are concerned, then you should either find a proxy server that will cover your tracks, or go use the network at your local coffee shop. Otherwise, you will be leaving a trail of some sort or other.

    On the other hand, you're probably being a wee bit paranoid. I looked at the QoS logs for the first week after I set up QoS, and don't think I've had any cause to look at them since, until you asked your question. Do you have any reason to believe that your fiancee-to-be would bother to check.
  7. bigclaw

    bigclaw Network Guru Member

    On the other hand, think about it. You are trying to restrict available information to somebody who has access to the router's administration pages! Of course it will not be an easy (or anticipated) task.
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